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Mexico has begun construction of the Topolobampo-El Encino natural gas pipeline in the northwestern state of Sinaloa, which will contribute to the generation of cheaper electricity and feed a new fertilizer plant. The pipeline will diversify industry in Mexico’s northwest, as well as create jobs and boost economic development in the region, said Ochoa Reza,...
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Mexican magnate Carlos Slim on Friday inaugurated a four-level, underground aquarium that is the biggest in Latin America, housing 3,000 animals belonging to 230 species. The first visitors took an elevator underground to start the tour of the 400,000-gallon glass tank where blue, yellow, orange and green fish swam among sharks and manta rays. In...
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A court has ordered Mexico’s government to pay compensation to Jacinta Francisco Marcial, an Indian woman who spent three years in prison on a kidnapping conviction that was later thrown out by the courts. The court voted 8-2 on Wednesday to order the Attorney General’s Office to pay compensation to Francisco Marcial for the economic...
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Two Mexican environmentalists have been freed after they were briefly kidnapped by settlers seeking to carve up North America’s last large pocket of tropical rain forest, their group said Tuesday. The kidnapping follows the two-day abduction and subsequent release of a former federal environment secretary in a different part of the jungle a month ago,...
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Mexico and the US signed three MOUs to support the financing and implementation of clean energy and energy efficiency programs in a bid to combine bi-national efforts toward environmental protection. The documents, which cover environmental measures designed to protect natural resources and mitigate climate change, were signed by Mexico’s energy ministry (Sener) and the US...
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Violence continues in Mexico with drug cartels battling government forces over control of various areas all over the country. Though there has been some success, many in the United States view Mexico as a nation plagued with drug lords battling police men on the streets while the innocent continue to be massacred and kidnapped. As...
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Mexico continues to be a hotspot for tourism — and a favorite among American travelers — and the Mexican government recently announced a massive spending program to continue the upward surge. The extensive plans will focus on new infrastructure projects to upgrade roads, ports, telecommunications, water and energy facilities to sustain the country’s growth in...
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The government wants 33 percent of Mexico’s installed energy capacity to come from renewable sources by 2018, Energy Secretary Pedro Joaquin Coldwell said. “We are proposing to expand the role of renewable energy to 33 percent of installed capacity by the year 2018,” Coldwell told participants at an energy conference taking place in the southeastern...
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At the tribunal, she calls herself Angelica Narvaez, which is not her real name. She is 17, from Mexico and says she is being bullied at school, being called names. “Indian, short, black and savage,” Narvaez told a gathering here last week, with her voice breaking and her translator in tears. “They hit me on...
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In the 67th World Assembly of Health, in Geneva, Switzerland, the Mexican Minister of Health, Doctor Mercedes Juan, the Minister of Health and Human Services of the United States, Kathleen Sebelius, and the Canadian Minister of Health, Rona Ambrose signed the Declaration of Intention to Coordinate the Communication in Public Health Emergencies. Through this Declaration,...
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After eluding scientists for nearly 80 years, the Clarion nightsnake (Hypsiglena ochrorhyncha unaocualrus), a nocturnal reptilian species that was initially discovered in the first half of the 19thcentury and then struck from the scientific record, was rediscovered by National Museum of Natural History researcher Daniel Mulcahy. The new snake species is found exclusively on the...
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A sea of white chefs in aprons and scores of racing waiters set a pair of Guinness world records in Mexico City, organizers said Saturday (Sunday, Manila time). Decked out in their pressed whites, 3,634 chefs crammed the base of the capital’s landmark Angel of Independence victory column. That was enough to shatter the old...
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People should avoid using skin creams in unlabeled or hand-labeled containers from Mexico following reports of mercury poisoning associated with the products, the state’s health department warned Thursday. The creams are used for lightening skin, for fading freckles, blemishes and age spots, and for treating acne, the state Department of Public Health said in a...
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A Mexican-U.S. team of scientists and divers discovered the oldest human remains in the Americas, belonging to an adolescent girl dubbed “Naia,” Mexico’s National Anthropology and History Institute,or INAH, said. The more-than-12,000-year-old skeleton was discovered in the Hoyo Negro archaeological site, located inside an underwater cave in the southeastern Mexican state of Quintana Roo. Naia...
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Mexico’s government plans on Saturday to begin demobilizing a vigilante movement of assault-rifle-wielding ranchers and farmers that formed in the western state of Michoacan and succeeded in largely expelling the Knights Templar cartel when state and local authorities couldn’t. The ceremony in the town of Tepalcatepec, where the movement began in February 2013, will involve...
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